These are the top 10 skincare products to buy in Taiwan.  Don’t leave Taiwan without them!

The Top 10 Beauty Products and Masks to buy from Taiwan

1. Bonanza Gel Mask

Blue and Purple Bonanza Gel Masks
Bonanza gels masks are the one skincare product that you must buy and try when you are in Taiwan

Bonanza Gel Mask is a staple for Taiwanese girls and one beauty product that Taiwanese girls swear by.  They come in at least 7 different kinds of varieties and two sizes.  The most popular Bonanza masks are:

  • Bonanza Zymo-excitative Membrane KFM (blue) – whitening and deep cleansing
  • Bonanza Active-Moisture Membraneous KUM (purple) – hydration and tightening of pores, deep cleansing

Where to buy Bonanza Gel Masks:  At the Taiwanese beauty stores – Little Three (小三美日), 86 shop (86 小舖) and Paris Strawberry (巴黎草莓).  Bonanza is currently not available in Singapore, although its competitor Annie’s Way is now available at selected Watsons Stores in Singapore.

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2. Facial Sheet Masks

Range of My Beauty Diary Face Masks
Facial masks from Taiwan may not receive as much attention as those from Korea, but they are incredibly effective and affordable

Korea may be the market leader in facial masks and most other skincare products, but Taiwan also has their own brands of cheap and good facial masks of established repute.  In addition, Taiwanese sheet masks are incredibly thin and silky which makes them more effective in adhering to the facial contour.  These are the Taiwan sheet masks you should look out for:

  • My Beauty Diary (我的美麗日記)
  • My Scheming (我的心機)
  • Sexy Look
  • Dr Morita
  • Lovemore

These brands may be available in other countries, but there’s always incredible sales going on in their country of origin.  It is possible to get these masks for half their original price or less.

Where to buy facial sheet masks in Taiwan: Facial sheet masks are available at the drugstores Cosmed (康是美) and Watsons, but Cosmed tend to carry a lot more brands and varieties.  The best place to buy them is at POYA (寶雅) because they offer great discounts consistently. 

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3. Dr Douxi

Dr Douxi Eggshell series of Taiwan skincare
Dr Douxi’s ranges of products focuses on harvesting the effective amino acids and proteins of egg whites into one tub

A Taiwanese brand that is not available in most other countries, the Dr Douxi range of products focuses on harvesting the goodness of egg whites into a tub.  The cult favourite has to be their Xin Ni Sung Egg Shell Revital and Lifting Veil.  Prolonged use is said to shrink pores and create a tightening and lifting effect.

Where to buy Dr Douxi products in Taiwan:  Little Three (小三美日), 86 shop (86 小舖) and Paris Strawberry (巴黎草莓) and POYA (寶雅), and selected Cosmed (康是美) stores.

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  • Summary on the top skincare products to buy in Taiwan
  • Guide on where to get the top skincare products in Taiwan
  • Cosmetics shops to look out for in Taiwan
  • Links to check out the on-going sales of the top-rated skincare products before you even hit the stores in Taiwan
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4. Dr Wu

Dr Wu Taiwan Skincare Line of Products
The Dr Wu brand of skincare products is one of Taiwan’s most reputable skincare exports

Available at many Asian countries, this brand has several series of products, but the award winning ones are from the Vitamin C series – Dr Wu Intensive Whitening Serum with Vitamin C+, and the Brightening Eye Serum with Vitamin C.  Dr Wu is definitely cheaper at Taiwan – its country of origin.

Where to buy Dr Wu products in Taiwan:  An almost complete range of Dr Wu products can be found in the larger drugstores in Taiwan – Cosmed  (康是美) and Watsons.  They are also available sometimes at Little Three (小三美日), 86 shop (86 小舖), Paris Strawberry (巴黎草莓) and SASA, although the range may not be complete at each of these stores.  

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5. For Beloved One

For Beloved One Mask best skincare product to buy in Taiwan
One of the higher range of facial masks in Taiwan, For Beloved One makes up for its higher price by its effectiveness and premium materials used

One of the best skincare products to buy in Taiwan, For Beloved One is a reputable skincare line, with the bio-cellulose series of masks as their star product.

Where to buy For Beloved One products in Taiwan:  Retailed at most drugstores – Cosmed (康是美) and Watsons, as well as at SASA and Taiwan departmental stores.  Watch out for sales at the drugstores which can give you discounts as much as 70% off the second item.

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6. Naruko

Naruko one of the best skincare brand in Taiwan
A brand developed by Taiwan’s own skincare guru, don’t forget to grab some of these Naruko products specially formulated for Asian skin

A brand founded by Taiwanese beauty guru Niu’er, Naruko seeks to bring specially formulated skincare that is designed specially for Asian skin.

Where to buy Naruko products in Taiwan:  Cosmed (康是美) and Watsons usually carries Naruko products, as do Little Three (小三美日), 86 shop (86 小舖) and Paris Strawberry (巴黎草莓) and POYA (寶雅).

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7. Dr Morita

Dr Morita has an entire range of skincare products beyond sheet masks.  This brand may have a presence in Singapore, but it is largely limited to sheet masks.  In Taiwan, you’ll find a very affordable range of Dr Morita products, including facial cleansers for a few dollars.

Dr Morita an established skincare brand in Taiwan
Look beyond facial sheet masks. Dr Morita has a whole range of skincare products that are both affordable and effective

Where to buy Dr Morita products in Taiwan: You will definitely find the Dr Morita sheet masks at Cosmed (康是美), sometimes at Little Three (小三美日), 86 shop (86 小舖) or Paris Strawberry (巴黎草莓) at incredible prices.  POYA (寶雅) usually stocks a good range of Dr Morita products as well.

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8. Green Bean Cleansing Powder

Green Bean Cleansing Powder in Packet Form
Generations of women can’t be wrong. The green bean washing powder is said to be the secret behind the flawless skin of Taiwanese women

Generations of Taiwanese women use this green bean cleansing powder as part of their beauty routine – it is so good that it has been passed down from generation to generation.  What’s more, it costs only a few dollars.

Where to buy Green Bean Cleansing Powder in Taiwan: Bottled forms of the Green Bean Cleansing Powder is available at Cosmed (康是美), and Watsons and both the bottled form and refill pack at POYA (寶雅).

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9. Luffa Spring Water

Luffa Spring Water Facial Mist
Luffa spring water in a mist bottle is the beauty solution for hot and humid climates

Best for cooling off during the summer heat, Luffa Spring Water comes in a spritzer bottle that calms and has anti-inflammatory effects for your skin.  Priced at only a few dollars, this has got to be one of the cheapest face and body mist ever available.

Where to buy Luffa Spring Water in Taiwan: Available at most Cosmed (康是美) and Watsons stores, as well as POYA (寶雅).

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10. Korean Skincare Products

Banilla Clean It Zero from Korea
Outside of Korea, Taiwan may be the best place to buy authentic Korean skincare products

Yes, you’ve read it right.  Buy Korean skincare products if you find yourself in Taiwan. While some Korean skincare products are available in other countries, the brands and range is extremely limiting.  Taiwan is one of the best places outside of Korea to buy Korea skincare products.

Where to buy Korean skincare products in Taiwan: Either at the brand’s physical stores itself, at selected Cosmed (康是美), Little Three (小三美日), 86 shop (86 小舖) or Paris Strawberry (巴黎草莓) stores.  POYA (寶雅) also carries some stocks of Korean masks for sale in loose forms.

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BONUS – Facial Cleansing Brushes

I can’t help but sneak in a number 11 into this list.  And the prize goes not to a skincare product, but rather, a skincare instrument.

Even in this new age of Clarisonics,  I still prefer scrubbing my face the old-fashioned way. But I personally find it extremely tough to find a good and affordable facial cleaning brush in Singapore. So imagine my joy when I found these at POYA (寶雅) for much less than SGD$10.  Definately a must-buy skincare item when you are in Taiwan.

Facial Brush one of the best skincare products to buy in Taiwan
A good facial cleansing brush exfoliates gently without damaging the skin

This concludes my list of recommended skincare products in Taiwan.

Have something to add to this list of recommended skincare products from Taiwan? We will love to hear from you.  Drop us your comments in the comments box below.

This article was first published on 10 February 2017 and updated on 16 Oct 2018. 


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What you’ll find in this e-book:

  • Summary on the top skincare products to buy in Taiwan
  • Guide on where to get the top skincare products in Taiwan
  • Cosmetics shops to look out for in Taiwan
  • Links to check out the on-going sales of the top-rated skincare products before you even hit the stores in Taiwan
  • BONUS: We’ve it all planned out for you.  Included in this edition is an exclusive walking map of the key cosmetics shops in Shinkuchan Commerical District in Kaoshiung, Taiwan so that you can pick up all these skincare products at one go.  Plus, we also added in pit stops at the famous 50岚 (known as Koi in Singapore) and 天使鸡排  (crispy fried chicken) at the Shinkuchan Commercial District Night Market.

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